Meet Karissa – Michigan Photography Assistant
With my wedding photography growing by leaps and bounds, this year I have decided to take on a regular wedding assistant! Karissa is as sweet and funny as a young woman can be, and will be helping me make awesome photographs for my amazing couples. Running, carrying, fetching, distracting, corralling, and more… it’s going to be a busy year for her, haha!
Every photographer is different, and it’s important that an assistant learn how the ins and outs of how you work- so from time to time, we get together to do some mutual shooting and gear testing. We usually use each other as models as we do- and I wanted to share with you some of the results- consider it an introduction!
Please leave some love for this new member of my team. Welcome, Karissa!
The shots below are balanced daylight along with a 580ii flash through a softbox…
Can you believe that the two images in this gif below where taken just moments apart? When you control the light with off-camera flash, you can manipulate the “time” of the shot- “night” vs. “day” can be your choice.
Even through the rain, we slogged through, wrapping the gear in plastic covers. I love the film feel of the black and white shot.
On a separate (although still soggy) day, we took advantage of the golden fields surrounding my house…
Karissa is also following the photography path- she has started a business of her own and will be learning professional shooting under me. I hope she has a blast picking up the tools she can use in her own business as we work together!